Physical Education/Dance

When in the Eucharistic prayer we hear: “And when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is (broken) for you” (1 Cor 11:24), we wonder what role our bodies play in our lives.  If, like Jesus Christ, we are to give our bodies, how, to whom and for what purpose are we to use them?


Physical Education illuminated by the faith in Jesus Christ and in the teaching of our Mother the Church, completes the general education of our children teaching them that their body is the place where God lives, wishes to work and from where they are called to talk about the Gospel, they are called to live the Gospel and to be His disciples, with all that this entails.

 

The methodology that DMA uses is simple but based in the comprehension that our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit and that He moves us with elegance, grace, flexibility and beauty. Anybody looking at us moving should witness a closeness to God and likewise wish to be closer to God.

 

For this reason, PE teaches:

- Creative movement

- Movement ordered according to the proper structure of our body

- Movement improvisation

- Personal and group creation of sequences of movement inspired in for example in the movement of birds or in the listening of beautiful music from Chopin or Vivalidi.


We want the students to be active, to learn how to follow instructions and be capable of proposing exercises. We want them to learn how to move in a dignified way, simple, natural, spontaneous and rich. And that when they so do, they may be affirmed in their condition of being beautiful children of God.


We want them to learn that the good use of their body to express their inner self is not only something we wish for but is something blessed by God. It is also a way of praising Him and giving Him glory. It is within this frame of comprehension and action that DMA will teach:

1) Physical Education

2) Positive Expression

3) Dance and

4) Spanish